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Food Fight Turns Into Melee At Mpls. South High
minnesota.cbslocal.com ^ | February 14, 2013

Posted on 02/14/2013 3:31:05 PM PST by BBell

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A number of police cars responded to Minneapolis South High School Thursday after an alleged food fight escalated into a melee involving 200 to 300 students.

The school posted a note on its website stating the high school was placed on a precautionary code yellow lockdown due to “a food fight that escalated into a physical fight.”

Sgt. William Palmer, of the Minneapolis Police Department, said no weapons were involved in the incidents. However, four people were taken to the hospital following the melee.

Those taken to the hospital were a school staff member, who was hit in the head with a bottle, and three students, who suffered injuries unrelated to the fight, the school said. It did not elaborate on what injured the three students.

Twelve people complained that they had been sprayed with mace. Police at the scene said they had to use chemical agent to get the crowd under control as they were being pelted with objects as they tried to break things up.

The main incident occurred during the school’s third period lunch, around 12:45 p.m., and lasted about 15 minutes. Staff members responded to the incident and followed security procedures, according to the school.

One student, Abdi Sheikh, said he saw hundreds of students fighting in what appeared to be a racial incident.

“A big riot,” he said. “I was all types of races.

(Excerpt) Read more at minnesota.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: muslims; somalis
I did a search and did not find this.

Judging from the article and the comments it sounds like American blacks vs. Somalis.

1 posted on 02/14/2013 3:31:10 PM PST by BBell
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To: BBell

Ban assault food.


2 posted on 02/14/2013 3:35:16 PM PST by moovova
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To: BBell

If that`s the case...they will all be put on trippple secret probation.


3 posted on 02/14/2013 3:36:57 PM PST by Einherjar
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To: BBell

Oh my golly, but I did not glean the external color of these little kids from the article, nor did the newspaper account suggest their racial makeup . . . could they all look like Obambi’s kids? . . .


4 posted on 02/14/2013 3:40:08 PM PST by laweeks
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To: BBell
South is a very diverse high school,” Alleyne said. “It is a microcosm of the city. Students function together at a high level every day. That is the strength of this school. Our students live diversity every day.”

Celebrate diversity!

5 posted on 02/14/2013 3:41:54 PM PST by Will88
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One student, Abdi Sheikh,

Abdi Sheikh . . . hmmmmmm . . . Irish? Paisano? Amish? Obambi's son?

6 posted on 02/14/2013 3:42:21 PM PST by laweeks
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To: BBell

Someone dissed someone.


7 posted on 02/14/2013 3:49:14 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: BBell

It all started with the American Blacks telling the Somalis “You mama’s so skinny...” jokes.


8 posted on 02/14/2013 3:52:32 PM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: BBell

You would be correct. They hate each other.


9 posted on 02/14/2013 3:53:36 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: manic4organic

They were not skinny jokes just run of the mill high forehead jokes.


10 posted on 02/14/2013 3:56:21 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: laweeks
From the article

“I know it’s a pride thing between Muslims and black people,” she said. “They want their pride back for something. I don’t know.”The fights, students said, were the result of long-simmering tensions between the 8 percent of students who are of Somalian decent and the 20 percent of student who are African American.

From one of the comments

My son's experience has been great for 11 year in the Mpls. Public Schools, although in middle school, he experienced a lot of fights for the first two years. The third year, there weren't any fights, and his explanation was that most of the Somali kids weren't there anymore, and that most of the fights had been between them and the African-American kids.

11 posted on 02/14/2013 4:01:37 PM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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Less trouble down the road if the fight were just allowed to continue and escalate.

Just sayin'

12 posted on 02/14/2013 4:06:14 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: BBell
The fight, students said, was the result of long-simmering tensions between the 8 percent of students who are of Somalian decent and the 20 percent of student who are African Americans.

American gangsta blacks vs. Somali Muslim blacks.

13 posted on 02/14/2013 4:10:06 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Video... http://kstp.com/article/stories/S2932193.shtml?cat=1


14 posted on 02/14/2013 4:13:50 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: Will88
"That is the strength of this school. Our students live diversity every day.”

Well, after all, that's what's important, right? Not making sure they can read or anything stupid like that.

Freaking morons

15 posted on 02/14/2013 4:19:16 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: BBell
said no weapons were involved in the incidents.

a bottle can be used as a weapon...

16 posted on 02/14/2013 4:21:45 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: BBell

Democrats


17 posted on 02/14/2013 4:31:51 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: BBell
“A big riot,” he said. “It was all types of races.

That's what I love in schools today, true ass-kickin' diversity! ;-)

18 posted on 02/14/2013 4:46:16 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: BBell

Diversity is our strength.


19 posted on 02/14/2013 4:59:40 PM PST by DManA
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To: BBell

Diversity is our strength.


20 posted on 02/14/2013 5:01:50 PM PST by DManA
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To: BBell
FOOD FIGHT!!!
21 posted on 02/14/2013 5:39:27 PM PST by joethedrummer
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To: BBell
Judging from the article and the comments it sounds like American blacks vs. Somalis.

Maybe not...


South High School Profile

Demographics

Minneapolis, a city of 400,000 people, supports seven public high schools and numerous private schools.  South High serves its local population as well as drawing students for special Programs from the entire city.  South High is comprised of families who are linguistically, ethnically, racially, religiously, and economically diverse.  South High is a public co-educational school of nearly 2000 students in grades 9-12.  This population includes approximately 7% Native American, 27% African American, 7% Asian American and 8% Hispanic American.  The senior class will number about 450.

 

22 posted on 02/14/2013 5:45:31 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: BBell

Make sure you get a good pic. My lawyer's gonna need it...

23 posted on 02/14/2013 5:47:39 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: raybbr
From the article

“I know it’s a pride thing between Muslims and black people,” she said. “They want their pride back for something. I don’t know.”The fights, students said, were the result of long-simmering tensions between the 8 percent of students who are of Somalian decent and the 20 percent of student who are African American.

From one of the comments

My son's experience has been great for 11 year in the Mpls. Public Schools, although in middle school, he experienced a lot of fights for the first two years. The third year, there weren't any fights, and his explanation was that most of the Somali kids weren't there anymore, and that most of the fights had been between them and the African-American kids.

24 posted on 02/14/2013 6:30:13 PM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: latina4dubya

So can a finger in many public schools today.


25 posted on 02/14/2013 8:05:56 PM PST by goldi
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